This week we touched base with Team LifeProof Olympic snowboarder and all-round adventurer, Adrian Krainer. We catch up with Adrian on what the coming months have in store for him. Our man is an explorer at heart, relentlessly seeking out new destinations.
Right now, Adrian is at home in his beloved Austria, enjoying the Summer sunshine while working on some exciting video plans. His current pet project showcases his home region as an epic destination for mountain biking. He is also busy preparing to kick off a Bike Flow Camp on 20th - 23rd September, where fans can join him to ride some of his favourite (secret!) trails.
In October Adrian and friends will mix it up, hitting the waves for a fresh surfing adventure. He hopes road trip across Greece, storm hunting down the Adriatic Sea; plus “maybe a quick trip to Portugal or Spain is on my bucket list, but this always depends on the weather situation where the final destination will be."
As if that’s not enough for Adrian, in November he and close friend, former Olympian Mathias Weissenbacher, premiere a new movie project. This will be an addition to their last season premiere, the ‘Now We Know’ web series. For the upcoming movie, they have pinpointed some awesome virtually untouched Snowboarding destinations. The movie goes behind the scenes to the heart of their adventures – a special exposé for all of you winter sport enthusiasts.
Adrian embodies the LifeProof ethos in living each experience to the fullest, taking home proof. He chooses FRĒ for his snowboarding and surfing exploits, favouring his NËXT case for those dusty mountain bike adventures! Stay tuned for updates and follow Adrian’s story on the LifeProof social media channels.
Q. TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU GOT INTO YOUR SPORT?
A. My parents own a Ski & Snowboard School in my hometown, as you can imagine I started pretty young, must have been around three years old or something like that.
Q. WHAT TIP WOULD YOU GIVE PEOPLE STARTING OUT IN YOUR SPORT?
A. Get some advice from an advanced rider or an instructor to learn that sport in a safe way.
Q. WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
A. The freedom! I get to go out and do my own thing everyday.
Q. WHO INSPIRES YOU?
A. Shaun White was a big inspiration when I was a kid. Now it‘s Torstein Horgmo, his riding style is just awesome to watch and he always creates something new and innovative.
Q. DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER HOBBIES/PASSIONS?
A. I’ve dedicated my life to sports and I try to mix it up as much as I can. Surfing, Mountainbiking, Skateboarding and Windsurfing are my biggest passions next to Snowboarding.
Q. WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE?
A. I´ve always wanted to go to the Olympics and in Winter 2014 my dream became a reality.
Q. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR 2018 HIGHLIGHT SO FAR?
A. The most inspiring moment in 2018 was when I got to ride fresh powder in the Atlas Mountains, Africa. There was desert to the right and deep winter to the left. That adventure was unbelievable and I will never forget it.
Q. WHAT DO YOU HAVE COMING UP FOR THE REST OF 2018?
A. I´ve planned some cool adventures to go hunt wind and waves down the coast before the winter season starts. I always carry my mountainbike with me to go explore some new terrain.
Q. WHICH LIFEPROOF CASE DO YOU USE?
A. I’ve used LifeProof FRĒ for years but right now I’ve started using SLɅM. It´s really simple and stylish.
Q. HOW HAS LIFEPROOF BEEN BENEFICIAL TO YOU?
A. Thanks to LifeProof I don´t have to worry about my devices anymore and I can enjoy my adventures to the fullest!
Q. TELL US ABOUT A TIME WHEN YOUR LIFEPROOF CASE HAS SAVED THE DAY.
A. I was taking a photo of my friends next to a lake and somehow my phone slipped out of my hands. It sank and disappeared into the seaweed. I was searching for almost an hour, before I found it, I couldn´t have been more stoked. There wasn´t even a little bit of water in the case and the photo app was still opened on the display. My FRĒ case, my hero!